Last Friday night, the Museum attended the 2010 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards which was held at Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth WA. The Museum was a finalist in two categories which were Best in Heritage and Cultural tourism and Best in Festival and Events Tourism. We were unsuccessful in the Heritage and Cultural Category but we are pleased to announce that the Museum won the Festival and Events Category for the Sabre Launch Flying Weekend held in September 2009.
Chief Executive of the Temora Aviation Museum Kenny Love said “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff, crew and volunteers who have been involved with the Museum since its inception. A massive amount of time and effort has been invested into the Museum and to see the result of those labours recognised with such a prestigious national award is very satisfying for everyone involved.”
Museum Founder and President, David Lowy AM said “Five years ago the Royal Australian Air Force entrusted us to restore their 1950’s vintage Sabre fighter jet and return it to flying condition and this award represents national recognition of our team’s achievement. The Museum is about recognising the efforts of the men and women who served and fought in defence of Australia and it is our mission to ensure their efforts are never forgotten.”
We also want to acknowledge the thousands visitors who continue to support this wonderful tribute to Australia’s military aviation heritage and encourage those who have not yet experienced the Temora Aviation Museum to make the time to visit.
The Temora Aviation Museum has recently set up an official Facebook page which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/temoraaviationmuseum. This page will be updated regularly with upcoming events, photos, video, important information regarding the Museum and Warbird aviation in general. The page is open for all to post comments and also has a discussion tab which allows interaction between all fans of the page and the Museum Team. Facebook is a fantastic platform to stay in touch with what is happening at the Museum and we encourage each of you to interact and communicate on the page. Uploaded on the page now are images from our involvement at HARS Wings Over the Illawarra Airshow and the 2011 Avalon Airshow so be our friend at http://www.facebook.com/temoraaviationmuseum and stay in touch.
This Saturday the 19th of March will see the Aircraft Showcase – Bomber/Attack take place here at the Temora Aviation Museum. The Hudson Bomber, T-28 Trojan and Spitfire Mk VIII will all be showcased both on the ground and in the air. The feature film and Engineering Hangar tour are both scheduled along with activities for the kids and of course the entire aircraft collection will be available for inspection in the Display Hangar.
Upcoming Showcase Dates
May 7th Aircraft Showcase – Forward Air Control
May 21st Aircraft Showcase – Pacific Theatre
June 4th Aircraft Showcase – Korea
June 18th Aircraft Showcase – World War II
November 19th Major Airshow